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[movies]Jared Ficklin: New ways to see music (with color! and fire!) - TED.com
Designer Jared Ficklin creates wild visualizations that let us see music, using color and even fire (a first for the TED stage) to analyze how sound makes us feel. He takes a brief digression to analyze the sound of a skatepark -- and how audio can clue us in to developing creativity.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; music; visualizations; TED2012; 2012
Downloads: 139
[movies]Ayah Bdeir: Building blocks that blink, beep and teach - TED.com
Imagine a set of electronics as easy to play with as Legos. TED Fellow Ayah Bdeir introduces littleBits, a set of simple, interchangeable blocks that make programming as simple and important a part of creativity as snapping blocks together.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2012; TED; Talks; creativity; education; technology; 2012
Downloads: 189
[movies]Don Norman on 3 ways good design makes you happy - TED.com
In this talk from 2003, design critic Don Norman turns his incisive eye toward beauty, fun, pleasure and emotion, as he looks at design that makes people happy. He names the three emotional cues that a well-designed product must hit to succeed.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; creativity; design; happiness; 2003
Downloads: 284
[movies]Kirby Ferguson: Embrace the remix - TED.com
Nothing is original, says Kirby Ferguson, creator of Everything is a Remix. From Bob Dylan to Steve Jobs, he says our most celebrated creators borrow, steal and transform.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; creativity; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
Downloads: 335
[movies]Vik Muniz makes art with wire, sugar - TED.com
Vik Muniz makes art from pretty much anything, be it shredded paper, wire, clouds or diamonds. Here he describes the thinking behind his work and takes us on a tour of his incredible images.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; art; creativity; design; illusion; 2003
Downloads: 121
[movies]Joshua Prince-Ramus: Building a theater that remakes itself - TED.com
Joshua Prince-Ramus believes that if architects re-engineer their design process, the results can be spectacular. Speaking at TEDxSMU, Dallas, he walks us through his fantastic re-creation of the local Wyly Theater as a giant "theatrical machine" that reconfigures itself at the touch of a button.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; arts; creativity; design; theater; TEDxSMU; 2009
Downloads: 98
[movies]Claron McFadden: Singing the primal mystery - TED.com
"The human voice: mysterious, spontaneous, primal." With these words, soprano Claron McFadden invites us to explore the mysteries of breathing and singing, as she performs the challenging "Aria," by John Cage.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxAmsterdam; TED; Talks; arts; creativity; entertainment; music; 2010
Downloads: 114
[movies]Derek Sivers: Weird, or just different? - TED.com
"There's a flip side to everything," the saying goes, and in 2 minutes, Derek Sivers shows this is true in a few ways you might not expect.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; creativity; map; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
Downloads: 97
[movies]Beardyman: The polyphonic me - TED.com
Frustrated by not being able to sing two notes at the same time, musical inventor Beardyman built a machine to allow him to create loops and layers from just the sounds he makes with his voice. Given that he can effortlessly conjure the sound of everything from crying babies to buzzing flies, not to mention mimic pretty much any musical instrument imaginable, that's a lot of different sounds. Sit back and let the wall of sound of this dazzling performance wash over you.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; entertainment; music; technology; TED2013; 2013
Downloads: 243
[movies]Shilo Shiv Suleman: Using tech to enable dreaming - TED.com
Has our technology -- our cell phones and iPods and cameras -- stopped us from dreaming? Young artist Shilo Shiv Suleman says no, as she demos "Khoya," her new storybook for iPad, which floats us through a magical world in 7 minutes of pure creativity.
Keywords: TEDTalks; INK Conference; TED; Talks; art; creativity; 2011
Downloads: 322
[movies]Shekhar Kapur: We are the stories we tell ourselves - TED.com
Where does creative inspiration spring from? At TEDIndia, Hollywood/Bollywood director Shekhar Kapur ("Elizabeth," "Mr. India") pinpoints his source of creativity: sheer, utter panic. He shares a powerful way to unleash your inner storyteller.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; creativity; entertainment; film; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
Downloads: 146
[movies]Tim Harford: Trial, error and the God complex - TED.com
Economics writer Tim Harford studies complex systems -- and finds a surprising link among the successful ones: they were built through trial and error. In this sparkling talk from TEDGlobal 2011, he asks us to embrace our randomness and start making better mistakes.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; business; creativity; culture; society; 2011
Downloads: 193
[movies]Julie Taymor: Spider-Man, The Lion King and life on the creative edge - TED.com
Showing spectacular clips from productions such as Frida, The Tempest and The Lion King, director Julie Taymor describes a life spent immersed in theater and the movies. Filmed right as controversy over her Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark was at its peak, she candidly describes the tensions inherent within her creative process, as she strives both to capture the essence of a story--and produce images and experiences unlike anything else.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; entertainment; film; theater; TED2011; 2011
Downloads: 152
[movies]Uri Alon: Why truly innovative science demands a leap into the unknown - TED.com
While studying for his Ph.D in physics, Uri Alon thought he was a failure because all his research paths led to dead ends. But, with the help of improv theater, he came to realize that there could be joy in getting lost. A call for scientists to stop thinking of research as a direct line from question to answer, but as something more creative. It's a message that will resonate, no matter what your field.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; science; theater; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
Downloads: 76
[movies]Sunni Brown: Doodlers, unite! - TED.com
Studies show that sketching and doodling improve our comprehension -- and our creative thinking. So why do we still feel embarrassed when we're caught doodling in a meeting? Sunni Brown says: Doodlers, unite! She makes the case for unlocking your brain via pad and pen.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; creativity; culture; presentation; TED2011; 2011
Downloads: 101
[movies]Willard Wigan: Hold your breath for micro-sculpture - TED.com
Willard Wigan tells the story of how a difficult and lonely childhood drove him to discover his unique ability -- to create art so tiny that it can't be seen with the naked eye. His slideshow of figures, as seen through a microscope, can only be described as mind-boggling.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2009; TED; Talks; art; arts; creativity; education; 2009
Downloads: 326
[movies]Mary Lou Jepsen: Could future devices read images from our brains? - TED.com
As an expert on cutting-edge digital displays, Mary Lou Jepsen studies how to show our most creative ideas on screens. And as a brain surgery patient herself, she is driven to know more about the neural activity that underlies invention, creativity, thought. She meshes these two passions in a rather mindblowing talk on two cutting-edge brain studies that might point to a new frontier in understanding how (and what) we think.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; creativity; neuroscience; science; TED2013; 2013
Downloads: 76
[movies]Alexa Meade: Your body is my canvas - TED.com
Alexa Meade takes an innovative approach to art. Not for her a life of sketching and stretching canvases. Instead, she selects a topic and then paints it--literally. She covers everything in a scene--people, chairs, food, you name it--in a mask of paint that mimics what's below it. In this eye-opening talk Meade shows off photographs of some of the more outlandish results, and shares a new project involving people, paint and milk.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; creativity; design; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
Downloads: 261
[movies]Béatrice Coron: Stories cut from paper - TED.com
With scissors and paper, artist Béatrice Coron creates intricate worlds, cities and countries, heavens and hells. Striding onstage in a glorious cape cut from Tyvek, she describes her creative process and the way her stories develop from snips and slices.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; art; arts; creativity; storytelling; 2011
Downloads: 177
[movies]Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids - TED.com
Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs "childish" thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids' big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups' willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; children; creativity; education; intelligence; TED2010; 2010
Downloads: 149
[movies]Jose Miguel Sokoloff: How Christmas lights helped guerrillas put down their guns - TED.com
Colombia is a country of exceptional beauty and promise, and it’s also a country where the F.A.R.C. guerrilla movement has incited violence for 50 years. “In my lifetime, I have never lived one day of peace in my country,” says Jose Miguel Sokoloff. This ad executive and his team saw an opportunity to sway guerrillas' hearts and minds with Christmas trees and personalized messages strategically placed throughout the jungle...
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; advertising; creativity; war; TEDGlobal 2014; 2014
Downloads: 20
[movies]Danielle de Niese: A flirtatious aria - TED.com
Can opera be ever-so-slightly sexy? The glorious soprano Danielle de Niese shows how, singing the flirty "Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss." Which, translated, means, as you might guess: "I kiss so hot." From Giuditta by Frans Lehár; accompanist: Ingrid Surgenor.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; creativity; entertainment; sex; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
Downloads: 385
[movies]Tom Thum: The orchestra in my mouth - TED.com
In a highly entertaining performance, beatboxer Tom Thum slings beats, comedy and a mouthful of instrumental impersonations into 11 minutes of creativity and fun that will make you smile. (Filmed at TEDxSydney.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; live music; music; TEDxSydney; 2013
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[movies]Martin Villeneuve: How I made an impossible film - TED.com
Filmmaker Martin Villeneuve talks about Mars et Avril, the Canadian sci-fi spectacular he made with virtually no money. In a charming talk, he explains the various ways he overcame financial and logistical constraints to produce his unique and inventive vision of the future.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; entertainment; film; TED2013; 2013
Downloads: 147
[movies]Jessi Arrington: Wearing nothing new - TED.com
Designer Jessi Arrington packed nothing for TED but 7 pairs of undies, buying the rest of her clothes in thrift stores around LA. It's a meditation on conscious consumption -- wrapped in a rainbow of color and creativity.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDActive 2011; TED; Talks; consumerism; creativity; culture; design; 2011
Downloads: 137
[movies]Liz Diller: A giant bubble for debate - TED.com
How do you make a great public space inside a not-so-great building? Liz Diller shares the story of creating a welcoming, lighthearted (even, dare we say it, sexy) addition to the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; cities; creativity; TED2012; 2012
Downloads: 99
[movies]Dan Phillips: Creative houses from reclaimed stuff - TED.com
In this funny and insightful talk from TEDxHouston, builder Dan Phillips tours us through a dozen homes he's built in Texas using recycled and reclaimed materials in wildly creative ways. Brilliant, low-tech design details will refresh your own creative drive.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxHouston; TED; Talks; architecture; creativity; design; green; technology; 2010
Downloads: 220
[movies]Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! - TED.com
In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; children; creativity; education; invention; TED2010; 2010
Downloads: 392
[movies]Ji-Hae Park: The violin, and my dark night of the soul - TED.com
In her quest to become a world-famous violinist, Ji-Hae Park fell into a severe depression. Only music was able to lift her out again -- showing her that her goal needn’t be to play lofty concert halls, but instead to bring the wonder of the instrument to as many people as possible.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; live music; music; TED2013; 2013
Downloads: 630
[movies]Mac Barnett: Why a good book is a secret door - TED.com
Childhood is surreal. Why shouldn't children's books be? In this whimsical talk, award-winning author Mac Barnett speaks about writing that escapes the page, art as a doorway to wonder -- and what real kids say to a fictional whale.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; books; children; creativity; TEDxSonomaCounty; 2014
Downloads: 67
[movies]Thomas Heatherwick: Building the Seed Cathedral - TED.com
A future more beautiful? Architect Thomas Heatherwick shows five recent projects featuring ingenious bio-inspired designs. Some are remakes of the ordinary: a bus, a bridge, a power station ... And one is an extraordinary pavilion, the Seed Cathedral, a celebration of growth and light.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; arts; creativity; design; TED2011; 2011
Downloads: 157
[movies]Jinsop Lee: Design for all 5 senses - TED.com
Good design looks great, yes -- but why shouldn't it also feel great, smell great and sound great? Designer Jinsop Lee (a TED Talent Search winner) shares his theory of 5-sense design, with a handy graph and a few examples. His hope: to inspire you to notice great multisensory experiences.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; design; TED2013; 2013
Downloads: 210
[movies]Young-ha Kim: Be an artist, right now! - TED.com
Why do we ever stop playing and creating? With charm and humor, celebrated Korean author Young-ha Kim invokes the world's greatest artists to urge you to unleash your inner child -- the artist who wanted to play forever. (Filmed at TEDxSeoul.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; creativity; writing; TEDxSeoul; 2010
Downloads: 156
[movies]David Kelley: How to build your creative confidence - TED.com
Is your school or workplace divided into "creatives" versus practical people? Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few. Telling stories from his legendary design career and his own life, he offers ways to build the confidence to create... (From The Design Studio session at TED2012, guest-curated by Chee Pearlman and David Rockwell.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; creativity; design; technology; TED2012; 2012
Downloads: 288
[movies]Chip Kidd: Designing books is no laughing matter. OK, it is. - TED.com
Chip Kidd doesn’t judge books by their cover, he creates covers that embody the book -- and he does it with a wicked sense of humor. In one of the funniest talks from TED2012, he shows the art and deep thought of his cover designs. (From The Design Studio session at TED2012, guest-curated by Chee Pearlman and David Rockwell.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; design; humor; literature; TED2012; 2012
Downloads: 225
[movies]Elizabeth Gilbert: Success, failure and the drive to keep creating - TED.com
Elizabeth Gilbert was once an "unpublished diner waitress," devastated by rejection letters. And yet, in the wake of the success of 'Eat, Pray, Love,' she found herself identifying strongly with her former self. With beautiful insight, Gilbert reflects on why success can be as disorienting as failure and offers a simple -- though hard -- way to carry on, regardless of outcomes.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; failure; success; writing; TED2014; 2014
Downloads: 100
[movies]Catarina Mota: Play with smart materials - TED.com
Ink that conducts electricity; a window that turns from clear to opaque at the flip of a switch; a jelly that makes music. All this stuff exists, and Catarina Mota says: It's time to play with it. Mota leads us on a tour of surprising and cool new materials, and suggests that the way we'll figure out what they're good for is to experiment, tinker and have fun.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; design; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
Downloads: 194
[movies]Erin McKean: Go ahead, make up new words! - TED.com
In this fun, short talk from TEDYouth, lexicographer Erin McKean encourages — nay, cheerleads — her audience to create new words when the existing ones won’t quite do. She lists out 6 ways to make new words in English, from compounding to “verbing,” in order to make language better at expressing what we mean, and to create more ways for us to understand one another.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; communication; creativity; language; TEDYouth 2014; 2014
Downloads: 20
[movies]Lisa Bu: How books can open your mind - TED.com
What happens when a dream you've held since childhood … doesn't come true? As Lisa Bu adjusted to a new life in the United States, she turned to books to expand her mind and create a new path for herself. She shares her unique approach to reading in this lovely, personal talk about the magic of boo
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; culture; entertainment; literature; TED2013; 2013
Downloads: 318
[movies]Maya Penn: Meet a young entrepreneur, cartoonist, designer, activist … - TED.com
Maya Penn started her first company when she was 8 years old, and thinks deeply about how to be responsible both to her customers and to the planet. She shares her story -- and some animations, and some designs, and some infectious energy -- in this charming talk.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; entrepreneur; TEDWomen 2013; 2013
Downloads: 67
[movies]The design genius of Charles + Ray Eames - TED.com
The legendary design team Charles and Ray Eames made films, houses and classic midcentury modern furniture. Eames Demetrios, their grandson, shows rarely seen films and archival footage in a lively, loving tribute to their creative process.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; children; creativity; design; film; 2007
Downloads: 969
[movies]Christopher Deam restyles the Airstream - TED.com
In this low-key, image-packed talk from 2002, designer Christopher C. Deam talks about his makeover of an American classic: the Airstream travel trailer.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; creativity; design; exploration; materials; transportation; 2002
Downloads: 295
[movies]Clay Shirky: Why SOPA is a bad idea - TED.com
What does a bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to our shareable world? At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto -- a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDSalon NY2012; TED; Talks; business; creativity; media; politics; technology; 2012
Downloads: 110
[movies]Tom Wujec on 3 ways the brain creates meaning - TED.com
Information designer Tom Wujec talks through three areas of the brain that help us understand words, images, feelings, connections. In this short talk from TEDU, he asks: How can we best engage our brains to help us better understand big ideas?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; brain; creativity; design; presentation; technology; visualizations; 2009
Downloads: 257
[movies]Jacek Utko designs to save newspapers - TED.com
Jacek Utko is an extraordinary Polish newspaper designer whose redesigns for papers in Eastern Europe not only win awards, but increase circulation by up to 100%. Can good design save the newspaper? It just might.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; business; creativity; culture; design; media; 2009
Downloads: 101
[movies]Shea Hembrey: How I became 100 artists - TED.com
How do you stage an international art show with work from 100 different artists? If you're Shea Hembrey, you invent all of the artists and artwork yourself -- from large-scale outdoor installations to tiny paintings drawn with a single-haired brush. Watch this funny, mind-bending talk to see the explosion of creativity and diversity of skills a single artist is capable of.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; art; arts; creativity; design; storytelling; 2011
Downloads: 299
[movies]Robert Gupta and Joshua Roman duet on "Passacaglia" - TED.com
It's a master class in collaboration as violinist Robert Gupta and cellist Joshua Roman perform Halvorsen's "Passacaglia" for violin and viola. Roman takes the viola part on his Stradivarius cello. It's powerful to watch the two musicians connect moment to moment (and recover from a mid-performance hiccup). The two are both TED Fellows, and their deep connection powers this sparkling duet.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; collaboration; creativity; entertainment; live music; 2011
Downloads: 86
[movies]Tim Brown on creativity and play - TED.com
At the 2008 Serious Play conference, designer Tim Brown talks about the powerful relationship between creative thinking and play -- with many examples you can try at home (and one that maybe you shouldn't).
Keywords: TEDTalks; Serious Play 2008; TED; Talks; art; creativity; design; education; 2008
Downloads: 283
[movies]Frank Warren: Half a million secrets - TED.com
"Secrets can take many forms -- they can be shocking, or silly, or soulful." Frank Warren, the founder of PostSecret.com, shares some of the half-million secrets that strangers have mailed him on postcards.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; creativity; design; memory; storytelling; TED2012; 2012
Downloads: 150
[movies]Nathan Myhrvold: Cooking as never seen before - TED.com
Cookbook author (and geek) Nathan Myhrvold talks about his magisterial work, "Modernist Cuisine" -- and shares the secret of its cool photographic illustrations, which show cross-sections of food in the very act of being cooked.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; arts; creativity; design; entertainment; food; photography; technology; 2011
Downloads: 240
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